M43 : De Mairan's Nebula

Photographs by Andy Strappazzon

 

 


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Messier Number:
M43


NGC Number:
NGC 1982


Common Name:
De Mairan's Nebulae


Constellation:
Orion


Distance from Earth:
1600 light years


Visual Magnitude:
9


Size:
20′x15′


Rate:

Description:
Messier 43 (also known as M43, De Mairan's Nebula, and NGC 1982) is an H II region in the Orion constellation. It was discovered by Jean-Jacques Dortous de Mairan before 1731. The De Mairan's Nebula is part of the Orion Nebula, separated from the main nebula by a lane of dust. It is part of the much larger Orion Molecular Cloud Complex. (Wikipedia)

 

Date Taken:
26 December 2008


Location:
Italy - Pass Celado (Trento)

Weather:
Temp = -8C


Equipment:
Skywatcher HEq5 Pro
Skywatcher ED80
Images aquired with: 

Canon 350D unfiltred


Exposure Specs:
Lights: 
10x01 sec @ 1600ISO
10x10 sec @ 1600ISO
20x30 sec @ 1600ISO
30x60 sec @ 1600ISO
20x90 sec @ 1600ISO

Darks: 
10x01 sec @ 1600ISO
10x10 sec @ 1600ISO
20x30 sec @ 1600ISO
10x60 sec @ 1600ISO
10x90 sec @ 1600ISO

Flats: - 
Offsets: 46

Total Exposure: 1h10min


Processed with:
Deepskystacker
Adobe Photoshop CS 2

 

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